Analogue Forever: An Open Letter to Lomographers from Kodak Alaris

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It is our pleasure that Kodak Alaris have also joined us on this quest into the analogue future. In an open letter addressed to the Lomography community, Dennis Olbrich (President of Personalized Imaging at Kodak Alaris) firmly states that Kodak will ‘continue to offer the full portfolio of photographic films and papers’. As partners in the mission to keep a great selection of film available for analogue photographers, we at Lomography are thrilled by this news. Read the letter after the cut ...

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2013: The Renaissance of Film Manufacturing!

For film photographers around the world, it’s time to celebrate! Both Lomography and Kodak Alaris have pledged an unwavering commitment to keep production of a large variety of photographic film emulsions alive and kicking in the 21st century.

A few years ago, we discovered that there are many ways to manufacture all kinds of photographic film (color negative, slide and black & white) on both a large and small scale using old & new factories! These are creative opportunities that the film photography community and industry in general was not aware of for a long time, so Lomography took the iniative and started a lot of new photographic film projects. After releasing the world’s first pre-loaded and ready to shoot redscale film in 2008 and bringing back the 110 film format in 2012, in 2013 we have released a completely new film emulsion, LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400, a film that revives the classic Kodak Aerochrome look. We and our friends and partners in analogue film manufacturing are wholeheartedly committed to continue producing innovative, exciting and groundbreaking new kinds of films in the future.

Credits: elenakulikova

Never run out of Film

If you haven’t heard the news, we recently re-launched the Lomography Film Subscription Online Service so you never run out of films again! You can pick from 35mm, 120, 110 and mixed film packages and each month we’ll include a special exciting film surprise roll with your subscription order. There is no sign-up fee for the service and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you stay subscribed for 6 months, we’ll even send you a Lomography camera for free. The Film Subscription Service is the perfect way to always stay stocked up on the best analogue emulsions. Visit http://shop.lomography.com/film-subscription-service for full details.

The Lomography Online Shop and Lomography Gallery Stores are the ideal one-stop-shop for analogue photography lovers around the world, featuring a broad range of Color Negative, Color Slide, Redscale and Black & White films in 35mm, 120, 110 and Instant formats – and we have more planned for the future! Please see http://shop.lomography.com/films for our current stock.

Credits: brommi

Always find a Lab, wherever you are

Once you’ve shot your roll of film, there are tons and tons of places to develop your photos, wherever you are in the world. We at Lomography have a LomoLab in almost all Lomography Gallery & Embassy Stores across the globe. In addition to taking your films to one of our stores, we offer the Online LomoLab service for customers in many different countries. Still looking for a lab? Head to the PhotoLab section of the Lomography website where we have over 700 (and counting) labs listed.

Photographic Film Manufacturing & Photo Development is safe and blooming, Lomographers! So go ahead, keep shooting from the hip!

written by shhquiet on 2013-11-13 in #news #kodak-alaris #film #emulsion #kodak

13 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    This is wonderful. I was so worried about loosing Kodak chemicals. Well done Dennis : )

  2. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    Good news indeed! Thanks for publishing this.

  3. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    This is great! :)) But, again, there are films out of stock in the subscription service, it feels weird that LSI is always announcing this service, we get all excited and again, out of stock... :(

  4. begutierrez
    begutierrez ·

    RIP Lomochrome ;(

  5. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    I hope to find again the Technical Pan 25 and the color infrared or tungsten T65 bu Kodak! And of course, I continue to experiment with the awesome Lomography films!

  6. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    @stouf yeah I thought the same about kodak solution. gogogo alaris!

  7. guanatos
    guanatos ·

    This is great news!

  8. mapix
    mapix ·

    Analogue Forever - great!!!

  9. clickiemcpete
    clickiemcpete ·

    Great news! The question is, which films will continue to be made? With so many classic films already discontinued it would be nice to know which ones they might consider bringing back.

  10. manneken
    manneken ·

    Best news of the week!!! Kodak Elitechrome EBX is still alive!! :)

  11. triple_r_bar_ranch
    triple_r_bar_ranch ·

    Artist's paints and brushes are still available, why not film? I love it! I have hoped something like this would occur!

  12. badjuju
    badjuju ·

    I hope they bring back aerochrome.

  13. wonderdude
    wonderdude ·

    The "full portfolio of photographic films" implies Kodak will bring back their slide films...and more? I guess we'll have to wait and see what exactly Mr. Olbrich means, but I gotta admit I'm kinda skeptical about the marketing puffery in this letter. For instance, are there any Lomographers truly excited about digital souvenir solutions at theme parks and resorts?

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